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UAW Was 'Solely' to Blame for Collapse of Auto Industry Bailout Negotiations, Says Sen. Coburn - The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is “solely” to blame for the collapse of negotiations on a $14-billion auto bailout deal that stalled in the Senate Thursday, Sen. Tom Colburn (R-Okla.) told on Friday.


The auto bailout bill, which passed the House in a 237-170 vote on Wednesday, was defeated in a 52-35 procedural vote in the Senate late Thursday night after negotiations between automakers, the UAW, and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) fell apart.

As far as the failure of last night, it solely lies on UAW,” Coburn told “All we asked was, ‘Just give us a date at which you will have competitive wage rates. We will put it in and that’s what you will have to meet.’ They would not move. They would not renegotiate their contract with GM as far as wage rates.”


“UAW contracts have played a big role in pulling automakers into the crisis they now face,” said Griswold. “Those contracts are the single biggest difference between domestic and foreign-owned competitors operating on U.S. soil.”

Unions- what can you say?
Here in Sweden the domestic unions did a blockade against a Polish contractor who rightfully and law abiding won a contract to build a structure.
The protestors stood on the picket lines and yelled "GO HOME!" Because as they said- "They don't get market salaries (the workers). The result? The Polish contractor had to close down and lay off every single worker.

That's unity, innit?

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Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

unity?!..drop by WHT sometime eh?..:)

Wednesday, 17 December 2008 at 23:41:00 CET

Blogger JMK said...

As Conservatives note, "We HAVE a successful auto industry in the U.S."

Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes and even GM's Saturn plants, all OUTSIDE the UAW's auspices are doing fine!

The average hourly cost per worker in those plants is appx $50/hour (with health and pension costs included) and it's $75/hour for Ford's, GM's and Chrysler's UAW workers!

There is no way for the UAW plants to compete with those other plants with their lower worker costs, UNLESS, either the UAW accepts similar wage concessions, OR forces those other companies to pay UAW rates....which would effectively drive those companies OUT of the U.S.

Guess which approach the Liberals in America favor?

Yes, expanding UAW packages across the board.

One Democratic Congressman here has said, "It's not the worker costs that are behind why Ford and GM can't compete."

It's NOT?!

Actually, it's the primary reason.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008 at 23:52:00 CET

Anonymous USpace said...

The biggest blame lies with the companies though, because they gave into the unions for decades at the first threat of a strike. The Unions got spoiled, they became convinced that there was an endless supply of money the companies had, and that they would always get some if they threatened to strike. And so, the profit margin kept narrowing, and became negative.

Now, it's much harder to cut their pay, people are used to getting that money, they put all of it into something. I mean, only $50 an hour, those poor people.
unions must
not be given all they want
- spoil them to KILL jobs

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw ALL labor unions

beat union organizers
like in civilized countries
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Saturday, 20 December 2008 at 08:43:00 CET


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